'The expansion of wind farm facilities in Australia has led to widespread community complaints regarding noise, sleep disturbance and adverse health effects. This five-year collaborative study is looking into how the noise from wind turbines affects people's health. It also tests how much windfarm noise disturbs sleep compared to traffic noise'.
'A group of 12 residents is seeking orders from the court to have the development curtailed or shut down, and for its owners to pay them compensation'.
Industry spin and uncritical but determined admirers of wind energy have encouraged the political and public view of the wind industry as beyond criticism and critical analysis. In contrast people living in the vicinity of Wind Energy Projects (WEPs) have been suffering both mentally and physically since turbines have appeared in their previously quiet, peaceful and healthy environments.
'The plaintiffs claim that developers built the project too close to their homes and as a result, have created a number of hazards and adverse health effects, including sleep disturbance, annoyance, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, motion sickness, bodily sensations, fatigue, stress, depression, memory deficits, inability to concentrate, anxiety and an overall reduced quality of life. The complaint says that these effects are largely due to the shadow flicker and loud noise that comes from the turbines when they are in motion.'
DeFrock offers the following: Raymond Hartmonds paper suggests disinformation is likely being used to 'improperly shape public policy': https://defrock.org/2019/06/20/adverse-health-impacts-of-industrial-wind-turbines-a-scientific-response-to-its-all-in-your-head/ DeFrock agrees that 'people are still worried about wind turbines'. https://defrock.org/2019/06/20/wind-farm-noise-recorded-almost-9km-away/ Magpies and eagles aside, the Volcanic Plains, hills and vistas surrounding Ballarat is spectacular. DeFrock supports honouring the history of beloved rural landscapes; the locally known nooks … Continue reading Wind Farm Commissioner’s Report 2018
June 23, 2019 Debbie Cuthbertson, The Age Talking points Elevated PFAS levels found at 17 sites in Victoria including Fiskville. Humans most commonly exposed by drinking or eating things that contain PFAS. Federal government says no consistent evidence proves PFAS harmful to health. A 2016 study confirmed cancer cluster involving firefighters at CFA Fiskville. In … Continue reading Fears Of Moorabool Wind Farm located near CFA’s Contaminated Fiskville Training Site.
Alan Jones is concerned Labor’s climate change policy would mean the construction of more wind farms, negatively impacting on rural landowners. A Labor government would aim to cut emissions by 45 per cent by the year 2030. Alan Jones says this proposal would require the construction of far more wind farms. in the Australian countryside. He … Continue reading ‘Major crisis’: Wind farm fears in wake of Labor’s climate policy.
Petition to help stop all wind turbine projects until the health issues caused by infrasound are thoroughly, independently investigated.
DeFrock will be publishing correspondence, discussions and notes of direct experiences country Australians have had in dealing with the wind farm Commissioner. A wide systemic show of public neglect and ruthless dismissal of many wind farm complaints has led Andrew Chapman to write an email which supports people he knows in his community that are … Continue reading Email to the NWFC re: medical research.
Noise guidelines for wind projects are absolutely useless. Regardless, the so-called responsible authorities use them as permissible levels on which they approve an application for a permit to build a wind project. Guidelines are based on irrelevant parameters that cannot protect adjacent residents. They are the basis for a government licence to damage residents. There … Continue reading Rules for Wind Project Layouts